What We Do

Ensuring the Government of Nunavut provides ethical, equitable, and consistent services that meet the needs and support the rights of young Nunavummiut, and the families, who rely on them.

If anyone has a complaint about a department's service, or is unable to receive a service for a young person and/or their family, they can bring it to the attention of our office for review.

All information reported to our office is confidential and can be reported anonymously.

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Individual Advocacy

Individual advocacy means working one-on-one with a child or youth, listening and helping the young person address his or her concerns.

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Systemic Advocacy

Systemic advocacy involves reviewing issues affecting larger groups of young Nunavummiut.

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Public Awareness

We want all Nunavummiut to understand what child rights are, what we do, and how we do it!

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Reviews of Critical Injuries and Deaths

Our office can review child deaths and serious injuries to help prevent similar events in the future.

We are currently developing this area of work.

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What Are Child Rights?

Child rights are things you should have, like a safe place to live, or things you should be able to do, like go to school and learn in your own language, so you and your family have what you need to make good choices for your life.

In support of your rights, government must make sure you and your family have access to all of these things.

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How do Inuit societal values and child rights work together?

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In Communities

Community Visited: Pond Inlet
Visit Date: 10/17/2022 to 10/21/2022

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News

10/25/2022

Thank you to everyone who participated in our no bullying/how to be a good friend child rights contest.

Congratulations to our winners!

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In Communities

11/18/2022

Olivia and Nubiya met with children, youth, community members, and service providers while in beautiful Pond Inlet. The community was extremely welcoming and the RCYO is grateful for the kind hospitality we received while there. Some of the highlights were taking a tour of the community wellness center and the women’s shelter, meeting with very engaging and caring community service providers, and presenting to the Hamlet Council.  Another great highlight of our visit was spending time with the high school students and teachers during our Raise Your Voice: Self-Advocacy Workshop.

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Publications and Reports

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Child Rights Resources

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